Korean daily diet

Home Forums Korean food discussion Korean daily diet

This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Pure_Hapa 7 years, 2 months ago.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
  • #49168


    Can anyone give me a

    ,daily korean diet, like what a week would look like? I know it is very healthy and want to learn what and how to ,eat korean!, Thankyou,


    Kimchi Mom

    Daily korean diet is like a daily american diet. It changes from day to day, but there are staples. Morning is rice and fish with condiments on the side. kimchi, veggies, kim, soup. often times, families will have juk in the morning. it depends on how busy the day is and what the season is. Lunch is also variable. evening meal again varies, but centers again around a table with a variety of condiments on the table with a center dish of some kind of fish and or soup with everyone having a bowl of rice and sharing the condiments.

    While I was in Korea, our dinner varied daily. Sometimes we would have a noodle dish like jajangmyeon and maybe a couple fried mandu. Or we would have mandu guk and some condiments. Or we would have daenjang soup with rice or kimchi soup or with rice or sundubu soup for dinner. Sometimes it was a treat to have Chinese fried chicken or pork or sushi or sometimes just some Dakgalbi.

    During the summer we had cold noodle dishes. The level of healthy cooking is dependent on the cook. But Korean foods tend to have more vegetables and fiber and some Koreans eat less fried foods as a mainstay and far fewer desserts.

    There is much salt and Fat in some Korean food depending on the cooking method. However, if you go to Korea, you will find fried fatty food EVERYWHERE!



    There are a variety of dishes in Korean cuisine, and your question is not a simple one to answer, but I will try to give you a simple answer anyway!

    Home meals usually consist of rice, side dishes, soup and a main dish.

    The side dishes are kimchis, prepared vegetables, fried vegetables, marinated vegetables, beans and anchovies.

    Soups are simple broths with a few ingredients, like bean sprout soup or beef broth with radish.

    Main dishes are fried fish, grilled meats, or stews.

    Breakfast and lunch are commonly a simple soup with rice and a couple of side dishes.

    Dinner is the same, but with a main dish and more side dishes.

    Lunch is rarely eaten at home because everyone is working or at school!

    Other popular foods that are eaten at home include curries (for kids), Chinese-style foods like Jja-jang-myun and jjampong (often ordered-in), ddokbokki, noodle dishes of all kinds, and western-style foods like sandwiches.

    Side dishes are very important – people have their favorites, but the mark of a great housewife is one who makes all side-dishes from scratch and includes many side-dishes in her families meals. No pressure or anything!

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.